If you're running a small business, you'll end up with a nervous breakdown if you can't laugh about the little things. This is why it is important to hire employees who have a sense of humor. It doesn't mean they can tell a good joke, but rather, they can see the "funny" on those days the business seems like it's crumbling. They will also be able to find out-of-the-box solutions out of any mess since the ability to laugh is a great indicator of creativity. Both skills require a person to see things from a slightly different angle.
Since "humor" will not be listed as a skill on a prospective's resume, go online to look for it. Find out if the candidate blogs or is active on any social media channels. Is he or she showing a sense of humor you can relate to? How the prospective employee interacts with others online will likely be similar to how they will fit into a company culture. Is he or she supportive or critical? Does the candidate find new solutions to problems or just pile on? If this person can find humor even in the toughest situations, you will want him on your team!
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